Morocco Plays Central Role in Middle East Peace Process

Rome - Morocco has always played a “central role” in the Middle East peace process, Morocco's Ambassador to Italy Youssef Balla said on Wednesday.

The resumption of relations with Israel does in no way signify a change in Morocco’s constant position of support for the Palestinian cause, but on the contrary, it is in line with its commitment to continue to contribute constructively to the establishment of a just and lasting peace in the Middle East, noted Balla in an interview with the Italian channel Rai News.

The resumption of relations took place on the basis of Morocco’s clear policy of supporting the well-founded solution of two states living side by side in peace and security, and hence the role of HM King Mohammed VI as President of the Al Quds Committee is recognized by everyone, stated the Moroccan diplomat.

In this sense, Balla specified that the resumption of relations between Morocco and Israel is part of a dynamic difference from the Abraham Accords as it is marked mainly by the attachment of the Moroccan Jewish community in Israel to His Majesty, King of Morocco, as Leader of the Faithful, and by the historical, cultural and social links that this community maintains with its country of origin, Morocco.

He further indicated, in this regard, that the Moroccan Constitution inscribed the Jewish component as part of the national identity.

The Moroccan ambassador further indicated that the teaching of the history of Moroccan Judaism in Moroccan school programs is a revelation of a true expression of the values ​​of the Moroccan society embodied by the spirit of tolerance, openness and respect for pluralism.


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